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After School doesn’t have any hits in Japan, but technically they’re still probably the fourth most successful Korean girl group over there after the holy hallyu trinity of KARA, SNSD, and T-ara.

This March the group will release a best-of compilation in Japan containing all their Japanese singles like “Rambling Girls,” “Shh,” and “Because of You.”

Since the group doesn’t actually have enough Japanese singles to fill an entire album, the compilation will also feature random (but flawless) cuts like “Miss Independent” and a few remixes and alternate versions of random tracks.

01 Bang!
02 Diva
03 Rumbling girls
04 Because of you
05 Just in time
06 Lady Luck
07 Dilly Dally
09 Heaven
10 Shh
11 Ms.Independent
13 Bang! [Alternate Ver.]
14 Diva [Alternate Ver.]
15 Because of you [Alternate Ver.]
Bonus Track
16 Just in time [Alternate Ver.]
17 Tell me [Alternate Ver.]
18 Heaven REMIX ※Ver.名未定

I wish I could be excited for this because “Heaven,” “Shh,” and the Dress To Kill album were all some of the best Korean girl group J-pop that’s ever been made, but after hearing their last single, the truly atrocious “Shine,” I’m not that pumped.

Howwever, I do really dig the cream-coloured outfits and matching wig concept. If only they’d saved this look for another one of their life-changing Shinji Osawa collaborations instead…

I don’t really understand what’s going on with After School right now, but I hope that this ‘hits’ compilation is a sign that the group is about to close one chapter and start a new one. My body is ready for a #REVAMPED After School to come out and slay in 2015.

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